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Are Guns the Problem?

RickeyB Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 11:56 AM
DOWNLOAD THE U.S. Code: In ASCII (Plain Text) format: http://uscode.house.gov/download/ascii.shtml In .pdf format: http://uscode.house.gov/pdf/2011/ Please download at least Title 10 so that you can look up § 311 for yourself. Then when anyone tells you that the National Guard is the Militia you can set them straight and show them that we, the people, know what we are talking about (unlike the one you are replying to).
When I attended primary and secondary school -- during the 1940s and '50s -- one didn't hear of the kind of shooting mayhem that's become routine today. Why? It surely wasn't because of strict firearm laws. My replica of the 1902 Sears mail-order catalog shows 35 pages of firearm advertisements. People just sent in their money, and a firearm was shipped.

Dr. John Lott, author of "More Guns, Less Crime," reports that until the 1960s, some New York City public high schools had shooting clubs where students competed in citywide shooting contests for university scholarships. They carried their rifles to school on...